WORK on a £500,000 project to refurbish a Newbury town centre pub began this week.
The Dolphin, in Bartholomew Street, was closed since May 2017, but is scheduled to reopen in April.
The funds are being spent preserving and transforming the recorded building to incorporate a retro public bar, saloon, cozy, pantry, and dining room seats up to 40.
The backyard will also seat up to 50, parking is going to be included and up to 20 new jobs will be created while the pub reopens.
Mr Turner explained: “We’ve wanted to start in Newbury because we live close by along with The Dolphin is perfect for our style of quite a homely pub that is about having a wonderful time, whether eating, drinking, remaining or holding an occasion.
“Our design will showcase the beautiful building and is a personal manifestation of the enjoyment of existence.
“The entire point of The Dolphin is for people to be relaxed, as if they were coming into our home, so then they need to have fun, try new things and, above all, to love the business of others to drink and eat heartily. We’re passionate about local sourcing, so that can play an important part at The Dolphin.
“There will be locally-sourced ingredients utilized because of our dishes, as well as local ales and java. ”
The pub will even have five bedrooms, also with space number one using its own record player and vinyl group.
Passers-by may also glance in the glass-fronted cellar, showing the latest state-of-the-art Smartdispense cellar system, that showcases the skills of a cellar manager.
Star Pubs & Bars surgeries and earnings director Tim Galligan said: “Ed and Buffy have a excellent eye for design, a love of local art, an understanding of exactly what individuals desire and are relentless in their pursuit of excellent customer services.
“We’re delighted to be co-investing with them on another project, helping create a stunning and unique pub for Newbury, that offers the conviviality of an old-fashioned coaching inn, using 21st-century comfort and style.
“Great pubs like The Dolphin need ongoing investment to prosper in the long-term. ”
The team will host a set of quizzes, drawing courses, food and drink classes along with the occasional sporting event, after it opens.